Report: Marino to withdraw from concussion lawsuit


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( - Dan Marino is in discussions to withdraw his name from a lawsuit filed against the NFL over concussions, according to a report.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, citing an unnamed source, reported on Tuesday that the legendary quarterback never intended to be a part of the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia with 14 other former players and was working to discover how his name was attached to it.

Multiple outlets reported a concern by Marino that his involvement with the suit would jeopardize a possible future position with the Miami Dolphins.

Marino, 52, played all 17 of his NFL seasons for the Dolphins and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

Thousands of former players have claimed in suits that the NFL withheld information about the long-term effects of concussions.

After the NFL and a group of players reached a $765 million settlement last August, U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody ruled in January to withhold approval of the money, saying she needed more information from both sides.

No specific symptoms were alleged in the latest lawsuit filed by the 15 former players, including Marino.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Marino has said in the past he suffered two reported concussions during his career.

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